Sometimes we play a little bit of the telephone game with instructional technology. An instructor asks “How can a student do X?” and they try their best to take the explanation back to their courses to help their students do X. Well now our basic student help videos will bridge a bit of that gap for student support and they can be easily embedded right into Brightspace courses.
What the Student Help videos can do
These student help videos are short videos for basic, generalized technology and instructional design topic support. That means they are geared toward things students are doing on Brightspace or for courses across campus.
The student help videos
- can be embedded anywhere a Kaltura video embeds within Brightspace
- are available to all instructors
- are short and topic specific so you can choose videos only relevant to your course
What the student help videos can’t do
Although we built these videos to supplement courses and help students, they can’t do everything.
The student help videos do not
- address specific workflows within your courses
- speak to a specific discipline or department
- provide all the tech support you need for a course
How can I add the student help videos to my courses?
You can embed the student help videos anywhere a Kaltura video can be added: Announcements, Content descriptions, Assignment descriptions, etc. The videos are in a shared repository on Brightspace and accessible to all instructors.
This video walks through how to add a student help video from the shared repository to an Announcement.
What student help videos are available
*list updated 12/8/21
These are the student help videos currently available in the shared repository for you to embed in your Brightspace courses. You can watch all videos before adding them to your course by viewing them on our Kaltura MediaSpace site here. You will be asked to login with your NetID to view the videos.
Where to View Brightspace Assignment Feedback – Brightspace
There are 2 places to view feedback about assignments and this video will show you where to view both.
Resize Brightspace Text and Popup Boxes – Brightspace
Sometimes Brightspace does not render boxes in a size that works for you to see all that you need to on a screen. This video illustrates how to resize text and popup boxes.
Set Personal Pronouns in Zoom and Brightspace – Brightspace, Zoom
Opt-in and set your own personal pronouns within the Zoom and Brightspace software. You can also go to these same settings pages to remove or update your pronouns at any time.
Readspeaker What to Use When in Brightspace – Brightspace, ReadSpeaker
ReadSpeaker has several different pieces integrated directly into Brightspace. This video will show you how to use ReadSpeaker for text-to-speech in different areas of Brightspace.
Embedding a Video in an Assignment Submission – Brightspace, Kaltura
This video detail how you can embed a video in an assignment text submission to be easily viewable by the instructor. This is not for file upload submissions.
To learn how to set up a Brightspace Assignment to allow students to embed a Kaltura video, watch this instructor video on the MediaSpace site.
Add Media to Your Course Media Gallery – Brightspace, Kaltura
Students can add their own videos to the Media Gallery for a course. These videos are moderated by the instructor and public to anyone who has access to the course.
Grab a Share Link for a Kaltura Video – Kaltura
This video shows you the easiest way to grab a sharing link for a Kaltura video. These can be used to email the video to students or to share outside of Meredith.
Changing the Video View in Kaltura – Kaltura
In Kaltura, you as the viewer get to customize your video viewing experience if there is more than one video stream available for a media item. This video will show you how to use those customization options.
What is Available and How to Access InfoBase Learning Cloud – InfoBase
InfoBase Learning Cloud is a training library of resources available for free to the Meredith Community. Learn more about what you can find there and how to access the library.
Installing the Google Drive MindMup Mind Map Add-On – Google Drive, MindMup
MindMup is a free mind mapping software that you can use directly within Google Drive. Create new files or easily share and collaborate with others. Learn how to add this add-on to your instance of Google Drive.
Submitting a Create VoiceThread Assignment – VoiceThread
Walk through the student view in how to submit a Create assignment inside the VoiceThread assignment builder. See this post to learn more about using VoiceThread assignment builder.
Submitting a Submit VoiceThread Assignment – VoiceThread
Walk through the student view in how to submit a Submit assignment inside the VoiceThread assignment builder. See this post to learn more about using VoiceThread assignment builder.
Submitting a Comment VoiceThread Assignment – VoiceThread
Walk through the student view in how to submit a Comment assignment inside the VoiceThread assignment builder. See this post to learn more about using VoiceThread assignment builder.